Since the first Agriculture and Rural Development Day in 2009, agriculture has received increased recognition in the climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC, and the event (the 5th in this series) has evolved to include Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods (ALL 5 Day).
Since 2009, Agriculture Day has played an evolving role. The event was key from the start to raise awareness of the role of agriculture and give greater visibility to the discussions on agriculture in UNFCCC. Subsequently, by providing a unifying platform for different constituencies, Agriculture Day was able to push forward to negotiators a strong message in favour of a work programme. The event alongside the United Nations Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20) in June 2012 also helped broaden the reach and reaffirm the centrality of agriculture and climate change to development.
Now that the climate change negotiations have evolved, the new Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day has the opportunity to continue to add value and help discussions progress by leveraging the cumulated expertise and knowledge that the organisers and event participants bring to the table.